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2015 Recap,


2015 was quite a year. Quite a year, indeed. It was an eventful year for sure. And a good year, too. All-in-all though, I’m especially excited for the forthcoming year.

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A.D. Cook, Gail, and Beti Kristof 12/31/15

The Healing Power of Art

What a beautiful way to end the year. On New Year’s Eve, Artist Beti Kristof and I painted her friend, Gail, from the shoulders up, in celebration of the healing

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Young Aspiring Artist - Old Navy

Young Aspiring Artist

“YOUNG ASPIRING ARTIST.” It makes me smile, really. I like YOUNG. I like “ASPIRING.” I like “ARTIST.” No, wait… cross out “ARTIST” and replace it with just about anything else,

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Steve Connolly as Elvis 12/24/15

Christmas with the King

Christmas with the King? The King of Rock and Roll, perhaps. Well, sort of. Steve Connolly as Elvis is the “Spirit of the King.” Steve is as much Las Vegas

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Motor Trend International Auto Show

Motor Trend Auto Show

The Motor Trend International Auto Show was as fun as ever… and maybe even a bit more so this year. Like previous years, I enjoyed most of my time there

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Art Workshops, December 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Art Workshops

Art Workshops… Painting, Drawing, Color (lots of colors) — we’re going to have fun this holiday season. I’ve teamed up with talented artist extraordinaire Beti Kristof and Las Vegas’ best

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Sinatra 100th, Las Vegas, NV

Sinatra’s 100th Celebrated

Sinatra’s 100th Celebrated by Vegas News Bureau. CELEBRATE SINATRA’S 100th with LV NEWS BUREAU LAS VEGAS – In recognition of what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December

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Food Is Art, Las Vegas, NV

Food Is Art

Mark your calendars… November 14 — FOOD IS ART ~ beautiful wreaths and fine art. An evening of food and libation pairings with top chefs, sommeliers, and master mixologists, live

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Happy Birthday,

10/13/15 — YIKES! My web site launched 19 years ago today and it looked like this… (dare I show it? lol). 1996 on the Wayback Machine. Actually, it was

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Gordie Brown, Las Vegas, NV

Gordie Brown

10/14/15 — Las Vegas legend Gordie Brown puts on a rockin’ show. His recent “Night of celebration, just for the hell of it!” show at the Gordie Brown Showroom was

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A.D. Cook St. Jude sculpture at Siena Italian, Las Vegas, NV

St. Jude at Siena Italian

Special thanks to Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria in Las Vegas for hosting my St. Jude sculpture, “The things we do for love.” Siena Italian Trattoria opened in 2010 and restaurant

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Paul Scally, Comedian, Las Vegas, NV

Grand Laughs Comedy Show

I love a good comedy show. The Grand Laughs Comedy Show starring Paul Scally did not disappoint. Paul and his featured comedians left us laughing. We caught his show last

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Underground Revolution Salon and Academy, Las Vegas, NV

Underground Revolution

Art & Fashion Show and Mimosas on the Balcony. We all had a great time at Underground Revolution Salon and Academy in Las Vegas. 5/3/15 — I’m excited to have

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St Jude Celebration of Life at Downtown Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

Celebration of Life

Downtown Summerlin and the Howard Hughes Corporation are hosting the Las Vegas local chapter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s sculpture collection titled “Celebration of Life”, created by ten Las

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